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Our rationale for history can be found here.

The following units are taught each year:

History Long Term Plan – LFS to Y6 modified plan for 2021-2022

History whole-school overview (NC PoS)


Aut 1

Aut 2






My history






Guy Fawkes, Remembrance, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter


Families and own lives  – past & present events

Local environment

How have local buildings changed? What things are the same?

Figures from the past Florence Nightingale/Mary Seacole/Grace Darling






How has life changed in living memory?

Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life

Kings, Queens and Leaders

events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (origins of monarchy/ parliament)




Transport over time (1)

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality (Focus: railway)



Transport over time (2)

Neil Armstrong & Tim Peake

the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national & international achievements. Compare aspects of life in different periods


Prehistoric Britain

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Roman Britain

the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain



Wonderful Wensleydale

local history study



Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings 2

(incl. local history)

the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

Ancient Egypt

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where & when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one (Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China)







Early Islamic Civilisation

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad; Mayan civilization; Benin (West Africa)

All change: The Victorians & Industrial revolution

incl. local history rise of railways (Leyburn, Richmond & Darlington)

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066



The world at war

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Local history: Conscientious objectors at Richmond Castle & development of Catterick as a garrison)

Ancient Greek life and achievements

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world






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